Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri’s patience appears to be running out. He wants Eden Hazard’s future to be solved as soon as possible.

Following our win over Watford on Boxing Day, Hazard revealed his desire to follow in the footsteps of some of the greats and become a legend at this football club.

You’d think that was confirmation that he wasn’t going anywhere, but a major question mark remains over his future here – and it will until he signs a contract extension.

As frustrating Hazard’s hesitance is to us, we imagine that it’s a whole lot worse for Sarri, who isn’t sure if he’ll be imminently losing his star performer.

Sarri’s frustration bubbled over during his pre-match press conference on Friday, with the Italian insisting that this situation needs a resolution – now.

He’s quoted by ESPN saying:

“I don’t know [if he will stay] but I think it’s time to decide. I have not the power to do this. I am the coach, not the president, I’m not in charge of the market.”

“I’m the coach. I want to speak to him only about the position on the pitch. [But] I think we have to solve the problem if we want to [plan] the future. We have to solve this problem.”

Chelsea need to lay it all out on the table for Hazard and get a definitive answer early in the new year. One way or another, this situation is coming to a head.

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